I've had an infection on my work PC for months now. Daily crashes, occasional BSOD, search engine redirects, random browser windows/outlook express new message windows popping up. I run Anti-Malware and AVG often, and always detect some form of Trojan/Trojan dropper, etc. I get daily AVG alerts that Win32/patched.dx is detected, with no option to heal or move to vault - in the past, it was Atapi.sys.
Per the preparation guide, I downloaded GMER and DDS.
I run AutoCad, and DDS downloads as an AutoCad script file. When I try to run it, it only displays a window full of gibberish. It doesn't run as the prep guide shows
Edit - I changed the file extension the .pif, and DDS ran properly.
GMER causes a BSOD without fail, usually within a few minutes. If I stop the program prematurely, my system just shuts down, preventing me from getting at least a partial log.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by the feebler elf, 17 August 2010 - 04:57 PM.